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Mrs. Dedrick from Chula Vista CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Art and Creativity-a Winning Combination for Children!

Help me give my students the art supplies they need to be creative and express themselves.

  • $671 goal

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My Students

Our school district in San Diego County is committed to providing the visual and performing arts to our students. Our elementary school offers visual arts, music, and PE/Dance clubs during the week and after school 4 days a week. I am one of three visual and performing arts teachers at our school and I teach visual arts. Our school is located in a low socio economic area and about 80% of the students at our school receive free or reduced price meals.

Over 500 students at our school look forward to participating in visual arts, music, and PE/Dance clubs during the school day and in our after school VAPA clubs!

The cost of art materials can be quite expensive. I hope that can help with the art materials that our art program needs.

My Project

Students at our school will use these art supplies and benefit from them as they explore and create beautiful art projects. The learning goals for my students include applying creative and critical thinking skills to artistic expression and creating art using a variety of tools, materials, and processes safely. With the Reeves oil pastels, students will work on nature sketches of animals and plants, landscapes, and still lifes. With the watercolor palettes we have at school and the watercolor paper requested in this project, students will design unique koi fish and other watercolor projects. With the ceramics tools, students will learn beginning ceramics skills to create fish and animals. All of these lessons support student creativity and critical thinking skills. My visual arts lessons also integrate NGSS (national science standards) and the National Common Core Visual Arts Standards.

With the help of donors, like yourselves, students at our school will have more opportunities to think, create, discover their personal interests in art and use a variety of art materials.

Our school's budget for art supplies is limited. Thank you for taking the time to make a difference in our community. The students, staff, and families appreciate your help.

Mrs. Dedrick
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 560 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
20069-2889 - Reeves Large Oil Pastel Set - Assorted Colors, Class Pack, Set of 288 • Blick Art Materials $62.72 2 $125.44
21316-2026 - Sharpie Fine Point Marker Set - Class Pack, Set of 36, Black • Blick Art Materials $32.36 2 $64.72
30704-1425 - Amaco Clay Texture Rollers - Set of 4, 4.25", Style 2 • Blick Art Materials $20.16 3 $60.48
10118-0055 - Strathmore 400 Series Watercolor Paper Pad - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", Tape Bound, 12 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $2.59 20 $51.80
30704-4025 - Amaco Clay Texture Rollers Class Pack - Includes Handles, 2.5", Style 1 • Blick Art Materials $25.51 2 $51.02
30702-1001 - Amaco Pony Roller • Blick Art Materials $11.03 4 $44.12
33091-1008 - 8-Piece Beginner Pottery Tool Set • Blick Art Materials $10.43 4 $41.72
30345-1006 - Rolling Pin - 6", Wooden • Blick Art Materials $3.72 10 $37.20
31126-1007 - Amaco Adjustable Clay Slicer • Blick Art Materials $11.61 1 $11.61

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